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There Shouldn't Be a Job Like This

Navina Khanna | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
Navina Khanna

What haunts me most is not the countless studies that document the inhumane treatment of animals or the research by the Environmental Working Group that established that each ounce of turkey consumed has the carbon footprint of driving a mile in a car.

In Jamaica, Hanukkah Means Freedom

Rabbi Dana Kaplan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Dana Kaplan

As Jamaican Jews, we have been enormously appreciative of the religious freedom that we have been granted on this glorious tropical island.

The First and Most Essential Step to Abundant Living

Lorna Bright | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

So, if you want more prosperity in your life, don't just think about it. Be it.

WATCH: Happy Thanksgiving! (Making It Even More So)

Brad Yates | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

It's Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., so what could be more appropriate than some tapping to help cultivate an even greater send of gratitude? (...

Arrogance or Love? The Biblical Story of Joseph

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Two years ago, my life-partner, co-author, and often co-teacher Rabbi Phyllis Berman and I wrote and Jewish Lights published a reinterpretation of the...

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

Negative Freedom or Positive Freedom: Time to Choose?

David Coates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Coates

No matter where each of us stands on the key issues of the day, it is time for all of us to widen the debate on freedom in America. We need to move from a focus on negative freedoms to a focus on positive ones. We need to distinguish sharply between liberty and license.

Writing Taboo

Tracy Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tracy Strauss

While sexual abuse may be the context of my memoir, it is not my story. My story, in fact, is not about trauma or anything remotely "taboo" -- my story is about transcendence.

A Proposal for Direct Republics

Judah Freed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Judah Freed

A direct democracy on a global scale is not yet feasible. An interim option is what I name a direct republic: An elected representative body writes the new laws for final ratification by direct votes of the people. A direct republic can work locally, nationally and globally.

Nurit Alon: On Freedom and Being Free

Nurit Alon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nurit Alon

I think that what sets me free is the basic understanding and acknowledgement that at the end of the day, the opinion of others about me is irrelevant to my happiness.

The Reason Every Kid Should Talk Back to Their Parents

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Our families are where we first learn how to say "No" in a safe, supportive environment. If we don't learn to do so there, we won't learn to do so anywhere. If our children can't say "No" to us, they won't say it to anyone.

WATCH: Fear of Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Brad Yates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Maybe it's because I'm looking forward to the Thanksgiving feast later this month, but this video stuck out today as one to share. I hope you'll find ...

12 Years to Remember

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

You wear the shackles for a journey that seems to stretch on and on. From the coast of Africa, the slave ship travels to the Americas. On the way to Philadelphia, you may stop and stay in the West Indies to be beaten and "broken."

What I Learned From Herman Wallace: Black Panther, Political Prisoner, and Friend

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Last month, at the age of 71, after 41 years in solitary confinement, and less than three days of freedom, Herman Wallace died of cancer in Louisiana. He once asked me: "Why would you be my friend? Are you forgetting that I don't believe in God?"

Valuing Diversity: The Pathway to Inclusion

Sojourner Marable Grimmett | Posted 12.30.2013 | Black Voices
Sojourner Marable Grimmett

I quickly checked myself before showing that I was alarmed by her reaction, and continued to smile. I imagined that I was the first black person that she had ever seen, and wanted my encounter with her to be a positive one.

The Trouble With Freeing People

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Cynthia Jeub

My justice sense was tingling. We'd been working to help this young girl get away from her abusive home and church for over a year, and I was finally...

On Our Tides of Freedom

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 12.29.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

You may be distracted by the buzz of the city traffic as you walk along Center City Philadelphia's Market Street. It's easy to walk by the historic marker in front of you when you turn onto Front Street. But this marker is worth seeing.

Take Off the Mask: A Key to Living Authentically

Lorna Bright | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

By believing false or misleading information about your neighbor, you can't possibly see them honestly and clearly. In a way, you've put a mask on them.

Dear United States: Is This What Democracy Is Like?

Terry Newell | Posted 12.27.2013 | World
Terry Newell

This is not America's finest hour. Daily revelations of the excesses of the National Security Agency (NSA) suggest that American spying -- on its own...

I Have a Dream!

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

We live in a world where injustice, racism and prejudice walk the streets freely as imposters of liberty. We live in a world where the dose of decolon...

Being Rich Begins by Thinking Like the Rich

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve Siebold

Learn to let go of the middle-class thinking of the masses, while simultaneously learning to embrace how rich people think. In a matter of months your entire perspective will begin to shift, and you'll begin seeing the world through the eyes of millionaires.

Wide Acclaim for China's State-Centered, Collective Human Rights

Aaron Rhodes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Aaron Rhodes

A huge number of states -- 141 -- commented on human rights in China. That left only 50 seconds for each intervention. Since a number of the vast majority praising China used the same phrases, it appears Chinese authorities gamed the process to drown out criticism.

Ten Reasons Artists and Authors Should Still Get Paid in the Age of the Internet

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 12.23.2013 | Books
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

We live in the age of the internet, and the age of free content. And free music. And free books. Free blogs. Free news. Why should artists, musicians, authors, and journalists be paid at all, even less so since what they produce is invisible, immaterial, and ubiquitous?

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

WATCH: Just Say 'Yes!'

Brad Yates | Posted 11.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Perhaps you've seen the Jim Carrey movie Yes Man. While I'm not necessarily encouraging you to go to the same lengths, is it perhaps possible that there are more good experiences out there that you could say "yes" to?